. . . it's no surprise that lawyers have one of the highest rates of suicide, many of us would choose another profession if we could, and some of us are headed for substance abuse and depression.
(an excerpt from It's Never Too Late: Finding Happiness In Your Legal Career by Kristin Scheel, published in The November 2011 Texas Bar Journal).
I urge everyone who contemplates becoming an attorney to really do your research. Divorce is also quite common among attorneys. It is hardly an easy profession and sometimes it doesn't even pay all that well.